Are you traveling to Orlando soon and wondering where to find the best sushi in Walt Disney World? Sushi lovers may not expect to find delicious sushi in Walt Disney World theme parks, but the truth is it is one of the best places for some fantastic Japanese cuisine and other Asian options. Check out some of our favorite options for delicious sushi in Lake Buena Vista!
California Grill, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is one of the most popular restaurants within the Walt Disney World resort area. This is a table service restaurant, and reservations fill quickly, so be sure to snag yours 60 days before your stay.
The vibe is California and Pacific Coast, and the sushi menu includes the California Grill Classics Trio. The trio includes Blue Crab California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, and a Spicy Kazan Roll. Another great allergy-friendly option is the Cascade Roll which features tuna, salmon, and hamachi poke with jicama and cucumber.
California Grill has so much good food and the location overlooking the Magic Kingdom can’t be beaten. Consider booking dinner there so you can enjoy the fireworks from the restaurant. A perfect night at Disney World!
Morimoto Asia is another great option, located in Disney Springs and created by Chef Morimoto of Iron Chef fame. This is a favorite sushi spot for many of my clients, and it can be easier to grab a reservation here than at other sushi spots in the resorts. The weekend brunch offers sushi rolls Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon. Your options include spicy tuna roll, spicy salmon roll, eel and avocado roll, spider roll, spicy yellowtail, California roll, and shrimp tempura.
Tokyo Dining is a fantastic Japanese restaurant, located in the Japan pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. This sleek, modern restaurant is a sit-down option that requires advance reservations for dining. Open for lunch and dinner, sushi chefs prepare a traditional sushi experience of Nigri sushi with two rolls of yellowtail, fresh salmon, unagi, tuna, or shrimp.
You can also order some fabulous sushi rolls to get your sushi fix! Try some classic rolls like their spicy crunchy roll, a volcano roll, a vegetable roll, Unagi avocado roll, California roll, tempura shrimp rolls, or a fantastic Hako rainbow roll. If you love great sushi spots, this may become your new favorite place at Disney.
Kona Cafe is a fantastic option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in Disney’s Polynesian Village resort, Kona offers plenty of great options, perfect to please your sushi lovers and non-sushi lovers. This is truly one of the best restaurants on Disney property! If you are looking for sushi for lunch or dinner, check out their menu.
Kona’s lunch menu includes a spicy tuna roll, California roll, or specialty rolls like a rainbow roll. Make yourself a Kona sampler! If you want a top-notch experience sure to get rave reviews from your family, try out Kona! Another great part is you don’t have to have a park pass reservation, since Kona is located inside a resort. Make your taste buds happy and reserve a table at Kona!
Kona Island is another great option at the Polynesian Resort. If you don’t have a dining reservation at Kona Cafe, but you have a craving for some good sushi, run by and grab some at Kona Island sushi bar. You can snag a spicy tuna roll or a California roll, or a great coffee and pastry throughout the day at the Poly. Kona Island is right next door to the Kona Cafe in the Polynesian lobby area.
Do you want a great casual dining experience? Snag some sushi rolls and a cocktail for happy hour. Head out to the Poly beach and take in all the sights and sounds of the resort while you taste a bit of Southeast Asia in Florida! I love it…a perfect way to spend the evening.
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Ok, I know a bowling alley is not the first place you would think of for great sushi! But, hear me out, Splitsville has some top-notch food options! Make a reservation at the Splitsville Dining Room and plan a great day out at Disney Springs.
Splitsville’s menu includes California rolls, spicy tuna with yummy spicy mayo, super tuna, veggie roll, crouching dragon, golden spider roll, California crunch, volcano roll, fantasy roll, ninja crunch, and yum yum rolls. If you love a little tempura crunch or raw sushi rolls, you will find some great food here, along with great service and bowling fun!
Kimonos is an amazing restaurant located in the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. The Swan and Dolphin hotels are located near the Boardwalk area, close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The Orlando Sentinel recently selected Kimonos as the best sushi in Orlando for their Critic’s Choice award.
Open for dinner, their options include two or three cooked pieces of conch, eel, octopus, surf clam, crab, egg or shrimp served with rice. If you enjoy raw fish, order options like tuna, fresh salmon, scallops, or squid.
Kimonos’ cooked rolls feature an asparagus roll, Ichiban roll, spider roll with soft shell crab, shrimp tempura, or coconut shrimp roll. Love raw sushi rolls? Try their bagel roll with cream cheese, cucumber, and salmon, their dragon roll, or a spicy rainbow roll. If you don’t mind a little heat, add their Banzai roll and Cajun roll to your order. Kobe beef and tempura shrimp is always on the menu.
Be sure to check out this hidden gem the next time you want some great sushi at Disney. Also note that if/when the Disney dining plan returns, Kimonos at the Swan resort does not participate in the dining plan. Still, it is definitely worth a stop when you are visiting Orlando.
Teppan Edo is another fantastic dining option at Epcot. Located in the Japan pavilion, Teppan Edo features hibachi-style cooking. My kids love seeing the food prepared in front of us! Remember, you will need a park pass reservation at Epcot and a table service reservation at Teppan Edo, in order to snag a spot here for lunch or dinner.
Make a bento box filled with a volcano roll, California roll, a spicy roll sampler, or a sashimi sampler. If you are dining with friends who would prefer the turf option, they can always order from the hibachi options. Steak, shrimp, chicken breast, scallops, and seasonal vegetables are on the menu for your non-sushi eaters. My kids love finishing their meals with some soft-serve ice cream!
I hope this post helps you find the best sushi in Disney World during your next Orlando vacation! Be sure to sign up below for my free packing list. Keep reading for some more great Disney tips and have a magical vacation.
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